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Poster: advokat Date: Feb 5, 2011 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Up With People > Grateful Dead

I got the following in my inbox this morning from an attorney headhunter service. Could not believe it. I really wish folks like Mando and WT would get with it and contribute something useful to society.... Apparently, Mr. Barnes missed the bus.

DAILY JOB SEARCH ADVICE FROM THE CEO OF BCG ATTORNEY SEARCH

The Focus of the Group You Are in Determines the Kind of Person You Become
By Harrison Barnes | Date: 02-05-2011

When I was around 7 years old, an international touring group of forty or so young singers and dancers called Up with People came to my Detroit elementary school. The group put on a spellbinding show that mesmerized me. I went to a relatively small elementary school that must have had fewer than two hundred students in it. The fact that I still remember the show—and its positive message–more than thirty years later, is a testament to how good this show was. For months after the show, I remember kids from our school sang the songs the group had performed.

From what I remember, the cast members were all smiling (both before and after the show), danced through the aisles of the gymnasium/auditorium where they performed, and really put on a great show. Afterward, some of the cast members even went up to individual children in the audience and told them things like they were “precious” or that they were “cute,” making it even more memorable.

Up with People was founded in the mid-1960s, somewhat as a response to the negativity of the prevalent hippie movement. It was meant to be a positive voice for young people—instead of the more prevalent negativity of the time. Rather than focusing on what was wrong in the world, the group focused on creating world peace, happiness, and community service. The group never had any religious affiliation.

By the time I was 18, several of the kids I knew had started to listen to the Grateful Dead. As part of this, most of them turned quite negative. They talked about how bad corporations were and how people needed to mellow out. They soured on school and started smoking marijuana between classes. They started speaking in slow, monotone voices. Their grades slipped. Their skin turned pale. They started growing their hair long. A couple grew goatees. One got kicked out of school.

I do not disapprove of those who use drugs—but some stuff can go too far. Not everyone who drinks wine becomes a wino on a street corner and not everyone who uses drugs has a problem with it either. In terms of the people I knew who were following the Grateful Dead—stuff soon got out of control. I even knew some people who started using crack cocaine within months of becoming enamored with this group.

Despite what I knew was likely to be bad time, I decided to make the trip to a Grateful Dead concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with my friends in 1988. While I never had a lot of experience with the hippie movement, watching people sell dangerous drugs to one another and take acid did not seem like a positive thing. At the concert I saw mothers with babies who had taken acid and were spinning in the aisles while the band played. There was just not a lot of positive stuff going around.

The most notable aspect of the concert for me was not when my friend (who had taken too many mushrooms) suddenly started screaming because he was so zoned out he could not see his hand. Instead, the most interesting part of the concert was the huge dichotomy I saw between the University of Michigan students who were working at the doors of the concert and showing people to their seats and the Grateful Dead fans attending the concert.

The Michigan students were all clean-cut, sober, well-spoken, and professional looking. Michigan has always been a very good school, and the kids working at the concert looked as if they were doing their best to prepare for lives of productivity, good jobs, happy families, and finding the good in life.
In contrast, the people attending the concert were worn down, on drugs, unhappy looking, and seeming to represent the negative side of life.
The Grateful Dead and the people who attended their concerts back then had very obvious overtones as people who were concerned with what was wrong with society. In response, these people put themselves in a position where they were not contributing to society as much as they should.

The idea of the Grateful Dead versus the clean-cut and happy group Up with People is an image that has always stuck with me. One group stood for something happy and positive and the other stood for something largely negative. One group went into communities and performed community service and told people how special they were. The other group went into communities, set up tent cities, dealt drugs, and got people to drop out of society rather than participate.

After reminiscing about the Up with People event I saw more than thirty years ago, I reviewed their website today. I found the following language on the site:
More impressive than where Up with People has been is the very real and sustainable change it has inspired across the globe through its contingent of alumni. For over four decades, students who traveled in Up with People have gone on to become enthusiastic leaders in their hometowns, their countries and the world. Equipped with the life skills and broad perspectives learned “on the road,” they have made a tremendous difference in a myriad of careers and through their life choices, have truly become global citizens.

I liked the idea that the Up with People group seemed to stand for and focus on so much that was positive.

There is a tremendous number of factors we can focus on if we choose:
We can focus on the temperature of the room we are in.
We can focus on the texture of the desk we are sitting at.
We can focus on the meal we had last night.
We can focus on how we felt the last time we were sick.
Have you ever known someone really down on the world and life in general? I have. I’ve known lots of people like this in the past. Someone who gets down on the world is likely to see everything around them as negative. People around them are seen in a negative light. Their career is seen in a negative light. Pretty much everything around them will be seen in a negative light. Instead of focusing on the things around them in the world that are positive, happy, and uplifting, a negative person will “delete” what’s positive and focus on the negative.

The power of focus is massive. If you choose to focus on the positive, life looks good. If you choose to focus on the negative, life looks bad. If you choose to focus on ways to be more successful, you will be more successful. If you focus on what is wrong with your job, you will see more things wrong than right. If you choose to focus on what is right with your job, then you will see more right than wrong.

The psychology of the group may focus on the positive or the negative. The focus of the organization where you work will generally have a lot to do with how successful the organization is—and how fulfilled the people working inside the organization are. The group psychology of an organization will generally focus either on the positive in its people and environment—or the negative.

Most of us are experts in deletion. We delete the things around us that we do not want to pay attention to. You are certainly deleting a lot of stuff in your environment right now. If you did not delete all this information around you, the odds are very good you would never get much accomplished at all—you would be paralyzed by so much information that you would not be able to function. So, most people only allow themselves to focus on a few things at a time. One of the true joys of our minds and psyches is that we have the ability to direct our focus.

Where your focus goes, your energy generally follows. Most people in the world, though, are not all that focused. Instead of focusing on the outcomes they want in their life, they get bogged down in various details. These details end up detracting them from their focus, and in the process, not much ever happens. Your ability to focus on the outcomes you want in your life and career can make a profound difference in what happens to you. Your ability to focus on what is positive and not negative will also make a huge difference.

The problem with focus, however, is that most people do not know how to use it to their advantage. Instead of focusing on the stuff that will take them forward and give them the results they want in their lives, people focus on the wrong things—or allow others to tell them where to focus.

Most people, you and me included, have something that makes up the majority of their focus. For some people this focus could be their family. For others the focus could be on their job. For others the focus could be on the sports they play. Whatever your focus is, whether creative or destructive, you generally end up becoming. The focus of the groups you associate with also plays a large role in the course of your life.

The reason that the focus of the groups you are a part of is so important is that most groups end up having a massive influence on our focus—groups generally have a cultural psychology that focuses on certain aspects of life. There is a reason that you can make massive generalizations about the sorts of people who followed the Grateful Dead around and the sorts of people who joined Up with People—both groups had an overall focus or message.

You should choose carefully the groups you associate with and participate in. I believe nothing is more important than choosing groups with a positive focus—the focus of the group will determine the kind of person you become.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 5, 2011 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

Historically, 1988 puts The World at the mercy of Ronald Reagan's reign, after an 8-year run as Ruler of the "Free" World. Can you "focus" on what was the epitomy of Reagan's presidential administration? It was Trickle-down Economics.

It's a fucking Ponzi-scheme!

Sheeple!

Huge additional tax breaks for Rich People, known as welfare for the rich, were quickly appropriated just as soon as the 2010 U.S. elections finished. This is Trickle-down Economics!

To paraphrase what Harrison Barnes is saying: "One side (Barnes) is brainwashing you with propaganda -- and telling you to go with the flow, join the good-old-boy's club, and become an inside team-player. That's your career and how you should live. The Grateful Dead side is saying you should get engaged with them. Besides their music scene, they're inspiring you and your friends to open your minds, ask questions, seek the Truth, and get the Facts correctly. This way, Jer says, you'll be able to live an uncluttered life, a simple life, a good life and think about moving the whole human race ahead a step."

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Poster: srtg83 Date: Feb 5, 2011 9:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

Funny, I was also at that show in Ann Arbor but it was not in 1988 but in the spring of 1989. I also recall the University of Michigan students at the door checking tickets and doing security. I still have my mail order ticket which was never ripped or even looked at as I simply walked into the show. The students working security ranged from completely incompetent to as high as the rest of us. I guess it is the company you keep. Btw, among the small crew of a half a dozen I was on this leg of the spring tour with(2 at Ann Arbor, 1 in Cinci and 1 in Louisville)one became surgeon, two teachers and couple of useless MBAs.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 6, 2011 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

All I know is Up With People's cover version of "Wharf Rat" left a LOT to be desired:

"I spent doin' time for some other not-very-positive-person's crime..."



(Honestly--Up With People? Are you fucking kidding me with that whitewash Brady Bunch Bullshit?)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Feb 5, 2011 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

"At the concert I saw mothers with babies who had taken acid and were spinning in the aisles while the band played."

That's criminal - there ought to be a law: no acid for anyone under the age of two. I'm glad I never accidentally stepped on any babies.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Feb 6, 2011 4:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

Was very amused by that line myself.

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Poster: hasher Date: Feb 5, 2011 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

>>>They talked about how bad corporations were and how people needed to mellow out.


This is still true!

Corporations are not people. But thanks to lawyers they have the same rights as individuals. Most people don't know how dangerous this is and the impact it's having on our society.

http://www.archive.org/post/344362/the-corporation-non-dead


While I agree with some of the things said about focus and positive and negative people and energy, I believe we have to turn our attention to negative things in order to bring about change. It's a good thing to speak out and ask questions and not become too complacent just because everything in your life is going OK. There are lots of injustices in this world that still need to be addressed and until we as people collectively stand up and say "we've had enough!" nothing will be done.

In today's society we are being constantly bombarded with lies and misinformation designed control our actions and ideals. We as U.S. citizens cant afford to wait until drastic measures need to be taken like what is happening in Egypt right now. If you're not outraged with what's been going on in our government you're not informed.

Why does our government currently have so many former Goldman Sachs and other financial institution employees working in the white house? Why did they deregulate our financial system? Where did the bailout money go? Who are these people we supposedly elected working for?

I don't want to sound too negative but WTF is really going on!?!?!

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Feb 6, 2011 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

I became interested in trying to figure out who is this person? Why so judgemental? The Grateful Dead haven't existed in 18 years are all there fans crackheads and drug users now? Do we all have long hair and goatee's and if we do so what? Is it possible to be a deadhead and be a part of Up With People? So I went to his website to acquire a little more knowledge this is what I found.
http://www.aharrisonbarnes.com/the-danger-of-judging-others/
Can you say HYPOCRITE. I could not believe this was one of the first thing I read on his page. He of all people should know not to judge. But I guess his childhood experiences did little for him in the long run. Wonder if he loves his neighors?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 5, 2011 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-04-05.sbd-matrix.kowalski.1091.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd89-04-06.sbd-matrix.kowalski.1092.sbeok.shnf

If anyone's curious, I think it would have been one of these shows -- ’89, not ’88. Haven’t heard them, but they don’t look half bad. I put these versions up cuz they have the most reviews. Apparently from those scruffy pale-faced anti-corporate Eeyores that Mr. Up with People perceived himself as seeing.

Hmmm. This guy loved Up With People as a kid and grew up to be some sort of chipper, shilling-for-his-headhunter-services guy? Interesting.

I agree that the message in music influences our outlook on life, but there’s also a chicken-and-egg aspect. We first have to be attracted esthetically to that message, or to how we perceive that message. Even as a small kid, I couldn’t bear Mister Rogers, who just seemed smarmy and fake, and absolutely HATED the song "O What a Beautiful Morning" that we had to sing in music class. That wasn't negativity or "bad influences;" it was just my personal esthetic. I couldn’t change that anymore than I could change the fact that I’m drawn more to, say, Rauschenberg than Warhol. We are who we are, and then (surprise!) we do tend to seek out art and people that we can relate to.

To me, though, the Dead’s message was largely positive. Not every aspect of the scene (duh), but the musical message itself. Whereas I don’t see “positive” in, say, Up With People: I see plastic.

And those "negative" anti-corporate protests and hippie ethics? Well, to me, while there can obviously be a silly or negative aspect to some of it (as with ANY viewpoint, depending on the person holding the viewpoint), those are largely positive, constructive and life-affirming approaches to life. They fit in with a very long American tradition, too, going back to Jefferson and Thoureau. (That darned Jefferson! He should have put a smile on his face and sang God Save the King!)

OK, so not everyone sees the positive in those 60s-ish ideals, or is attracted to the type of music I like. News Flash: People are Different! But lord knows force-feeding the masses Up with People or some approved “message” won’t make everyone a Happy Status Quo-Loving Stepford Person.

Oh, sorry, was I being negative? Gee, must be all those negative, anti-corporate GD songs: Fixin to Die Rag, Fortunate Son, Ball of Confusion, Ohio, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Imagine, Brick in the Wall. Their punk phase, with such classics as God Save the Queen (She Ain't No Human Bean) and Soup is Good Food. Their rap phase, with Fight the Power. Wow, it just goes on and on!


Well, that was a fun morning rant. Thanks for the entertaining post. I thought for a sec it was another satire like the Christwire thing :-)










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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 5, 2011 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

I am wondering why anyone would be sending this out - what is his point? Why would he send this to you in particular?

There are all kinds of people in this world, some "negative", some positive - whether they're deadheads or not is inconsequential.

Up With People made me vomit. What an asshole.

[edit: I used to hang around UM in the 70s... it was a haven for hippies and heads in the Midwest, with every substance available. Certainly a very radical, out there place for its time. His generalization of Michigan students is ludicrous, a tiny sample of a large campus. I saw more stoned people there than anywhere I've ever been. Good times!]

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Poster: advokat Date: Feb 5, 2011 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

MC5! Kick out the motherfuckin' jams.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 5, 2011 2:32pm
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Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Iggy, Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, and of course, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.

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Poster: advokat Date: Feb 5, 2011 2:45pm
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http://www.drivinncryin.com/detroit-city-music-video/

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Poster: advokat Date: Feb 5, 2011 10:57am
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Not to me in particular - but to everyone on his mailing list. It seemed a bit ridiculous as his target audience is attorneys and I know dozens, if not hundreds, of deadhead attorneys, including the former Solicitor General of the U.S. I guess he shaved his goatee and showered before arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Feb 5, 2011 1:27pm
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I gave my email to this guy's website at the start of my 3rd year in law school, or around that time. I got emails from them for YEARS afterwards, well after I established a practice and well after I expressed any interest in their services at all. You may have to request to be deleted from the list or endure lots more of this junk.

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Poster: advokat Date: Feb 5, 2011 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

Yea, I've been on his list for many years. I keep letting it come and scan the headlines because it often has items of some interest, but usually just delete. This one I just had to post, especially, as you are well aware, there are lots of deadhead lawyers (whether that is or is not "up with people" is a different story)

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 5, 2011 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Up With People > Grateful Dead

After reading Mr. Barnes' piece, two thoughts immediately came to mind:

1 - 1988 IMHO was not the best year to hitch a ride on the bus. The 'leave no trace', 'take care of your neighbor' and 'it's about the music' concepts were already becoming distant memories to many . . . and were seemingly unknown to others - (I am by no means implying that there were no good, decent heads and kind folk during this period - because there were, and many are still good friends - but to my eyes and sensibilities, the drunks and scene leeches were much more obvious and prominent.

2 - Mr. Barnes is so taken with the concept of 'focus' he might want to take a look at the Doc Ellis cartoon that Micah brought up earlier today. ; )

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Feb 6, 2011 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Grateful Dead > Pundit's

If you accept a viewpoint of what's happening "outside-the-show" aka parking lot and not necessarily what's happening at the show between the stage and audience well, then your opinion simply has no merit.

Recalling Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances at the Frost Amphitheater in the 80's dancin/standing/sitting there in a pleasant crowd of Artist's, Chef's, Doctor's. Musician's, Nurses, PHD's, Scientist's, Teacher's, Writer's, etc. i'd say your kid's were in good company and the best place to be on any given day.

I mean if you buy into stereotypes then WT (caucasion residing in Arizona) must be a gun-toting member of the NRA, Tea Party and is probably down on the border this weekend huntin some of them there illegal aliean's.

While we're reviewing the food chain, humans dominate animals, therfore is it too much of a stretch to consider what entity dominates humans in this universe?


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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 6, 2011 6:24am
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grandiose and deluded proprietors of Grateful Dead sites

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 5, 2011 9:16pm
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Musicians.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 6, 2011 5:48am
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Dogs.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 6, 2011 6:59am
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AR, that is too funny, I also thought dogs - but given the poster, I was going to let that sleepy thought lie ...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 6, 2011 7:16am
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Ah, circles within circles. Things are indeed getting suspicious here. Earlier it turned out the CC had also been listening to 6/16/74, just like ... me! Now it turns out that you, too, were thinking "dogs." Does that make me CC? And you, too? And hence, you are CC? CH and CC ... sounds similar, n'est pas? TOO similar. So clearly, if you are CC, you are also CH, and hence Rob, and apparently me. Which I didn't even know until ... just now! Oh no!! It's ... the MATRIX!!! (Wait. If it's the Matrix, does that rule Cliff out?)

I'll ask my dogs here. Clearly, this is precisely the kind of situation they'd come up with. While we're all confused, they'll grab the dinner.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 6, 2011 7:53am
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If it's really the Matrix does that mean that Hunter Seamons is The Architect?

"I am the Architect. I created the Matrix. I've been waiting for you. You have many questions, and although the process has altered your consciousness, you remain irrevocably human. Ergo, some of my answers you will understand, and some of them you will not. Concordantly, while your first question may be the most pertinent, you may or may not realize it is also the most irrelevant."

And does that make Cliff, THE ONE?

And you the Oracle?

Yikes.


Anyway the answer is cats, particularly deja vu cats.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 6, 2011 7:32am
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AR, let me put your mind to rest on a few of these matters. Regarding my presence here, I exist and participate within this forum under this one handle only - multiple handles to deal with multiple personality types seems to me to be the domain of someone with too much time and too many issues on their hands and in their head(s). What you allude to is a charade that I personally have no time nor mental energy to deal with. Others may find their use of multiple disguises / personalities an amusing game, but I think that is certainly an odd way to communicate with a group of strangers - strangers that over time and shared communications one feels they grow to know better so that they become familiar folks they can share their ideas and stories with.

To set the record straight, I currently reside in the frigid upper Midwest, I have never lived in Scotland, though I have lived in England and Wales briefly at different times over the years. I know absolutely nothing about actually participating in deep sea fishing - though I do love to barbeque the results of the efforts of those in the boats. I don't know which of the CCs you refer to, but rest assured, none of them emanate from me.

The 'dogs' comment is not the first time you have posted a comment that I also was thinking - this has happened with other folks comments, and to me, that is the type of commonality of thought and shared experiences that gives one a sense of comfort and familiarity ... that you are among like-minded folks - it's what keeps me checking in here. While i have long believed in the Ouroboros theory with regards to some aspects of life, most matrices just seem too complicated for my tastes. I prefer to just enjoy and appreciate synchronicity and serendipity.

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Poster: advokat Date: Feb 6, 2011 10:48am
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I have posted, and most are well aware, that advokat and bluedevil are one in the same. For some reason, I had to log in once from home with a different browser and i could not get in as bluedevil (may have been that I forgot my password; so long ago I don't truly recall). Anyway, when I use google chrome at home, which is most always at home, I immediately arrive at this page as advokat whereas when I do it at work I'm bluedevil. I'm not trying to play any games and will respond to posts, like michah's recent one addressed to me as BD, via this handle. Up with deadheads.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 6, 2011 10:53am
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Advokat aka BD, I didn't know that you were one in the same, please accept my apologies if you inferred that my little complaint was directed at you, for assuredly it was not. If some folks have multiple names for whatever the reason, that's their business. However, for some strange and unbeknownst reason to me, some folks around here seem to think that I participate here with more than one posting name - and some have wrongfully (and insulting and disturbing to me) alluded that I am part of the I-S, Kochman, etc. franchise of multiple names that continues to raise it's deplorable spectre here. This misjudging goes back to my initial post where I wrote how I finally had had enough of seeing/reading the hate from I-S while all I wanted was to check out some new, vintage good ol' Grateful Dead on a peaceful Saturday morning. Some of the regular folks around here then posted that I - or rather 'this new poster' meaning me - was likely that devil in disguise, so to speak. I was surprised by those comments then, and am still offended by any of those references by folks who still don't know a thing about me. So sorry, BD, but that's where I was coming from.

For the record, I've always been wary of the 'Up With People' folks in a similar way that some folks are afraid of clowns . . . I was surprised to see a notice recently that UWP are still touring the planet, all the more reason to agree, up with Dead Heads.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 6, 2011 12:50pm
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I have to say the first thing I thought of when I saw 'Up with people' was that it was going to be a Lambchop post. (I think Jerry would have enjoyed playing with Kurt Wagner.)

And thanks for your suggestion of Michael Hurley as a banish-the-blues listen - Have Moicy has been one of my best-loved albums for a very long time.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 6, 2011 1:17pm
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Good call on Lambchop - one my my Big Chill favorites for years!

As I was putting my Have Moicy away on Friday, I grabbed the old Hi-Fi Snock. Have you heard his two latest? I voted for Ida Con Snock as one of my top choices for the BBC Folk Roots Awards in '09 - and the vote was sincere. The ol' Snock never fails to bring on a smile. I hope you've shifted into a better place.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 6, 2011 5:47pm
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Well, I clearly don't pay enough attention around here! Duckpond, I had no idea anyone might ever had alluded to you being part of That Other Franchise. Also had no idea advokat was a nom de other-computer for bluedevil. (Openly so, I gather.) Just being silly. Sorry if you felt insulted. Actually, you write too well to be part of That Other Franchise.

However, if I am you, as well as all those others, etc, yet am not part of That Other Franchise; and if cats now enter the picture; perhaps this particular Matrix is really ... the Final Showdown Between Cats and Dogs! :-)

(P.S. Not really. And yet ... hmmmm .... )

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Poster: ramesh sharma Date: Feb 23, 2011 11:43pm
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as earlier mentioned about franchise I m looking for computer institute franchisee



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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 23, 2011 11:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead > Pundit's

Hey Duckpond,

Don't know if you've checked that little box that says "I'd like to receive email when someone responds to this post," but if so ... look below and see what our discussion a few weeks back about "franchise" hath wrought. (Albeit belatedly.) And here I thought it was more like a Three Faces of Eve / Sybil kind of franchise. Didn't know the multiple personalities of the forum could be outsourced ...

Of course, if it's removed, you will now think that I'm the crazy one :-)

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Feb 27, 2011 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead > Pundit's

Hey AltheaRose, sorry for not responding to your post back then, I probably ran out of steam at the time . . . . About the ongoing "franchise" issue, like yourself, I, too, "thought it was more like a Three Faces of Eve / Sybil kind of franchise" - and still do. I pity the emanator for reaching out in such strange and disturbed ways, and I would venture to think that the perceived outsourcing posts originate from the same bored and tainted keyboard.

Now, AR, I do not consider you "a crazy one" from around these parts. In fact I see you as one of the more sane and grounded among this lot. Your wit, perceptions and creative writing are always welcome in my book, as you have given me more than a few moments of laughter and smiles while scouring these posts- maybe it's the Nepalese air . . . though today's Kathmandu seems a bit more urban and densely packed than my reveries of James Hilton's Shangri-La. Though, come to think of it, I have a good musician friend who has spent much time in Kathmandu and outlying Nepal, and his wit, perceptions and humor are not unlike yours . . . it must be the air . . .

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Feb 6, 2011 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead > Pundit's

I hate clowns they creep me out. That is why I won't buy the new road trips because there is a clown on the cover:)
Except for Krusty he gets two thumbs up.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 6, 2011 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead > Pundit's

You just want to feel special.
Or... maybe it's the fatal mistake, and now your cover may be blown (Hi ducats). Your handler (Belorussian?) is not going to happy with you on the next drop. All compromised and such. A bop on the head and you end up at a 'specialty suite' in Uzbekistan with a new best friend Mamut, massaging for the truth for hours, together. Here is a glimpse of the fun, but no where as nice as this, you understand. Yes?

http://tinyurl.com/4b7fabe , about the 4' mark

I'd watch out duckpond.